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The Neurology service at University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust (UHB) deals with diseases of the nervous system, which includes the brain, spinal cord, nerve, muscle and their connections. Based at Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham (QEHB), the service is a regional centre, providing treatment for Birmingham, the West Midlands and surrounding areas.

In addition to our general neurological and neurosurgical services, the department provides 24-hour emergency care and, as QEHB is a major trauma centre, our specialists work as part of a multidisciplinary team delivering urgent and complex neuro-trauma care to those suffering brain or spinal injury.

The regional centre has eight full-time consultant neurologists and more than 20 other consultants, plus clinical nurse specialists.

Regular specialist clinics are undertaken in several sub-specialty areas including:

  • Parkinson’s disease
  • epilepsy
  • multiple sclerosis
  • motor neurone disease
  • botulinum toxin
  • neuromuscular diseases
  • stroke
  • neuro-immunology
  • neuro-rehabilitation
  • headaches

Advice and refer

University Hospitals Birmingham is using advice and refer as the only process for referrals from GPs for neurology, using the advice and guidance functionality on the NHS e-Referral Service (e-RS). This will not change for cancer and two week wait (2WW) referrals.

For further information for patients, please see our advice and refer page.

Neurology referral information for GPs

For information on what a GP needs to include and think about when referring to Neurology at UHB, please see the GP referrals section.

Last reviewed: 13 May 2024